Orange lipstick

Did someone say orange lips?

Nikki ParkinsonBeauty 14 Comments

Just when you thought it was safe to drop by my blog and say hi without fear of being assaulted by my obsession with orange, I’m sorry, I’m going there again.

It’s not enough for me to lust after orange in my clothes, my shoes, my earrings and my rings. No, I need an orange fix on my lips too.

There is something about it that just makes my eyes pop … or takes attention away from the wrinkles around my eyes … or something.

Yes, it’s that whole statement lip thing, which I’ve been a bit evangelical about since jumping on board the bright lip train last year.

Our grandmothers were right, a bright lippy really does make a difference to your whole outlook.

Don’t worry, I haven’t ditched my glosses. They’re still all there – in my handbag, on my desk and bedside table – and if my lips are feeling a bit dry, that’s what I will first reach for.

But, if I’m stepping out and I want to put a little more icing on my outfit cake, I reach for a lippy.

And lately that lippy has been one of four shades of orange. Remember my Keeping it Real post from yesterday? Yep, that Napoleon Perdis Niki lipstick was just one of them.

Let’s have a look at the others shall we?

Orange lipstick

From left: Lime Crime Lipstick in My Beautiful Rocket @ Crush Cosmetics $19.95 |  Maybelline NY Colour Sensational The Shine Lip Colour in Mango Diamonds $16.95 |  Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess lipstick in Niki $35 | Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick in Hula $12.95

Let me talk you through these babies. I was lucky enough to be sent them all for review purposes but I’d like to be able to help you narrow down ONE that may work for you.

Keeping in mind, orangey tones generally suit both brunettes and blondes; fair and dark complexions. It’s just a matter of finding your bestie in the orange lip department.

Lime Crime‘s offering is the one with the most punch of these four. It’s an in-your-face (or should that be on-your-face) orange but it doesn’t look ridiculous on me. I just have to be more precise with its application, ie it’s not one for a touch-up at traffic lights.

The Maybelline one has super shine … so it feels like a gloss but gives you more of a lippy lasting benefit. It’s also got a pink tone to the orange which might be your thing.

I gave Napoleon Perdis’ Niki a thumbs up on the blog yesterday and it’s not because of the name. Would I really be that shallow? Really? Oh, maybe sometimes.  I’m no stranger to Napoleon Perdis oranges. I am fan of Harmonia (which is more coral than orange) and there is also a Hara in this range that is bright orange  – both are out of stock at the moment but will be back – but I think Niki sits quite comfortably between the two.

Australis‘ Hula is a peachy orange, with a deeper pink undertone. The formula is moisturising and nourishing with a bunch of peptides, vitamins and minerals and antioxidants thrown in for your pouting pleasure.

Think you could pucker up an orange lip?

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In more lip news, New York Fashion Week starts today (well the 9th, New York time) and to celebrate Maybelline NY has released a limited edition NYFW Baby Lips Lip Balm ($3.95) for the month of February. It’s a berry fragrance with an SPF20

My kids are mad for Baby Lips but they’re not getting their hands on this baby. It’s all mine.

Maybelline NY Limited Edition NYFW Baby Lips Lip Balm $3.95

Maybelline NY Limited Edition NYFW Baby Lips Lip Balm $3.95

If they want one they can try and win one of 10,000 of them here.

 

Comments 14

  1. I think i would give it a try, but i think i’d go with the one with a pinky tone in it ,it does remind  me of my grandmother or my mother’s lippys in the 80s but if i look through my lipstick and gloss stashes i’m sure i will find something in these tones,apart from shopping for clothes accessories ,shoes etc ,i find i have a full makeup bag of glosses mascara and lipsticks and the odd high end sample i like to keep ,what for i don’t know,i think i may have to do a cull of these as well.

  2. I was frightened by this title, but after seeing how lovely it looked on you in your outfit post and these photos of the lipsticks, you’ve convinced me I could rock this! Thanks for more ideas

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  3. I have 3 Limecrime lipsticks and love them! I’ve been wanting the My Beautiful Rocket for awhile, but it was out of stock for awhile, I think I may need to go and buy one now 😛 I’ve recently been getting into lipstick, I used to be more a clear lip gloss girl, but lip stick is so much fun!

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  4. I can’t seem to win with lipstick. I have a tough time matching it to my complexion, so just don’t wear it. Orange would be such a great casual shade too. Maybe I need to head to a Napoleon counter and try some on…

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  5. Great post. I have had 3 misses with bright/ orange lippy recently. I really want to wear it & think it suits me well overall, but the colours I have bought (Australis colour inject in Salsa, Stila in Miranda & Max Factor Orange Shine which is a great colour but way too shiny for me!) So I will check out the ones above & choose the one that suits me best! Thanks Nikki

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  6. After seeing Ita Buttrose portrayed by Asher Keddie on Paper Giants, I had an epiphany that I wanted to look like Ita (really Asher portraying Ita). So, I actually googled what shade of lipstick and nail polish that Asher wore on the show which was the same shade and brand that Ita herself wears. I scoured Ebay and actually bought the Revlon Moondrops lipstick in Blase Orange and OPI My Chihihua Bites nail polish – all from USA. I love the colour but the lipstick smells to much like lipstick in the 50’s smelt like. The few people I ran into actually liked the look on me. I couldn’t sustain it and have now lapsed into wearing Revlon Tropicana nail polish for nails and Hourglass femme rouge lipstick in Muse (red/orange tint). I think we have the same hair and skin colouring so orange does suit us. I must have a go at being Ita/Asher again.

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